I don’t do really large pieces very often, but they sure are a lot of fun. These Sugar Maple platters range from 15.5″ to 19″ in diameter! All have food-safe finishes and are perfect for use as serving trays.
This great, big beast finished out at 15″ diameter by 9″ tall. The cherry (Prunus serotina) blank started out at around 50 or 60 pounds and was a real bear to turn. Although it is not quite dry – it will continue to warp slightly as it looses moisture – I’ve finished it with a food safe blend of mineral oil, orange oil, and beeswax.
Interested in seeing the process on turning this vessel? Well, here it is.